The Mystery of Merlin and the Gruesome Ghost (Humpty Dumpty Jr., Hardboiled Detective) [NOOK Book]

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Guaranteed to crack you up!

Bacon and Eggs walk into a diner. The waitress says, "We don't serve breakfast."
(This has nothing to do with this book.)

All kids have to go to school, even detectives' sidekicks. But Rat really doesn't want to. That is, until he finds out that he might be King Arthur reborn and gets invited to join Merlin's Institute for the Knowledge of Everything. But there is a problem. ...

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The Mystery of Merlin and the Gruesome Ghost (Humpty Dumpty Jr., Hardboiled Detective)

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Overview

Guaranteed to crack you up!

Bacon and Eggs walk into a diner. The waitress says, "We don't serve breakfast."
(This has nothing to do with this book.)

All kids have to go to school, even detectives' sidekicks. But Rat really doesn't want to. That is, until he finds out that he might be King Arthur reborn and gets invited to join Merlin's Institute for the Knowledge of Everything. But there is a problem. Princess Lily, Humpty and Rat's new friend, claims there is a ghost haunting the school. And not just any ghost one that eats magic! Can our three heroes banish the ghost from the school? Or will the ghost splatter and scramble Humpty and his friends?

Don't forget to read Humpty's first egg*citing case:
Humpty Dumpty Jr: Hardboiled Detective
The Case of the Fiendish Flapjack Flop

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402234200
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Series: Humpty Dumpty Jr., Hardboiled Detective
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 12 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Vince Evans started his artistic training by copying his big brother Nate's drawings. Vince has worked for numerous comic and book companies, and has won the Spectrum Silver Award for excellence in comic art. This book marks the first professional collaboration with his brother.
Existing solely on a diet of instant coffee and kidney beans, Vince lives with his beautiful
wife Laurie and has two dogs that have been trained to beg editors to extend deadlines and bark when he falls asleep while working.

Nate Evans has illustrated over 35 books, and written a few more, including several picture books co-authored with Laura Numeroff. The latest of these is the New York Times Bestseller "The Jellybeans and the Big Dance," illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. Nate currently lives in Georgia with his wonderful wife and three goofy dogs.

Paul Hindman lives in Boulder, Colorado. He has been scribbling stories ever since he learned how to write in 2nd Grade.
His words have been published by Random House (Dragon Bones), aired on PBS (Zoobilee Zoo), and produced by Warner Brothers (Rainbow Brite and the Star-Stealer).
Paul spent much of his childhood in Seoul, Korea and Bangkok, Thailand, as well as many other alien lands like Denton, Texas.
Paul was an Editor at Hallmark Cards before co-creating the team of Evans and Hindman in 1984.

Vince Evans started his artistic training by copying his big brother Nate's drawings. Vince has worked for numerous comic and book companies, and has won the Spectrum Silver Award for excellence in comic art. This book marks the first professional collaboration with his brother.
Existing solely on a diet of instant coffee and kidney beans, Vince lives with his beautiful
wife Laurie and has two dogs that have been trained to beg editors to extend deadlines and bark when he falls asleep while working.

Nate Evans has illustrated over 35 books, and written a few more, including several picture books co-authored with Laura Numeroff. The latest of these is the New York Times Bestseller "The Jellybeans and the Big Dance," illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. Nate currently lives in Georgia with his wonderful wife and three goofy dogs.

Paul Hindman lives in Boulder, Colorado. He has been scribbling stories ever since he learned how to write in 2nd Grade.
His words have been published by Random House (Dragon Bones), aired on PBS (Zoobilee Zoo), and produced by Warner Brothers (Rainbow Brite and the Star-Stealer).
Paul spent much of his childhood in Seoul, Korea and Bangkok, Thailand, as well as many other alien lands like Denton, Texas.
Paul was an Editor at Hallmark Cards before co-creating the team of Evans and Hindman in 1984.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Gloom and Doom
Chapter 2: The Frozen Lily
Chapter 3: Journey Underground
Chapter 4: The Musty Magician
Chapter 5: Nurse Punnymany
Chapter 6: Morphing Madness
Chapter 7: Of Swords and Snotswarths
Chapter 8: The Gruesome Ghost
Chapter 9: Lord Feathergrimm
Chapter 10: Another Ghost?
Chapter 11: Pass de Dukes
Chapter 12: No Flushing Flush
Chapter 13: "There Are No Ghosts"
Chapter 14: Ghost Busted
Chapter 15: "Stupid, Stupid Boy"
Chapter 16: A Wart by Any Other Name
Chapter 17: Wand and Sword
Chapter 18: The Full-of-Hot Heir
Chapter 19: Another Secret
Chapter 20: Once, and Future
Chapter 21: The Queen

Epilogue

Nate Evans has illustrated over 35 books, and written a few more, including several picture books co-authored with Laura Numeroff. The latest of these is the New York Times bestseller "The Jellybeans and the Big Dance," illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. Nate currently lives in Georgia with his wonderful wife and three goofy dogs.

Paul Hindman lives in Boulder, Colorado. He has been scribbling stories ever since he learned how to write in 2nd grade. His words have been published by Random House (Dragon Bones), aired on PBS (Zoobilee Zoo), and distributed by Warner Brothers (Rainbow Brite and the Star-Stealer).

Vince Evans started his artistic training by copying his big brother Nate's drawings. Vince has worked for numerous comic and book companies and has won the Spectrum Silver Award for excellence in comic art. This book marks the first professional collaboration with his brother. Vince lives with his beautiful wife Laurie and their two dogs on the east coast.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Reviewed by Allison Fraclose for TeensReadToo.com

    Humpty Dumpty, Jr., Hardboiled Detective, has cracked a lot of tough cases in his life as an award-winning crime solver. But still, his toughest challenge yet is getting his new assistant, Rat, to go to school.

    One day, while having the same old argument, a young girl about Rat's age, who calls herself Princess Lily, appears on their doorstep. She tells them that her school--Merlin's Institute for the Knowledge of Everything--is being haunted by a ghost in glowing armor. Her father, Prince Balto, fought the ghost last night, and now he's trapped in a deep sleep. Lily says that she wants to hire Humpty to solve the mystery.

    Humpty and Rat follow Lily back to her school, which is actually Merlin's castle, transported all the way from England. After some trouble getting past the guards, the group barges into Merlin's office, where Merlin denies all of Lily's claims.

    Out of ideas, Humpty tells Merlin that they've come to enroll Rat in the school. Merlin says no, absolutely not, since the boy is obviously not royalty. But then, the legendary sword of King Arthur, which Merlin keeps in his office to await the return of the king, begins to glow. Although Rat cannot draw the sword from its stone prison, Merlin is now convinced that Rat must be the reincarnated King Arthur!

    Full of strange occurrences, mystical history, and a surprise ending that puts a new spin on the King Arthur legend, this book is for any child who loves to laugh. The whacky situations and hysterical illustrations definitely make this egg-cellent series one that you will not want to miss!

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    humpty dumpty

    kids love it

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